Guide students through the scientific method , experimental design, and writing a formal lab report with this easy bubble gum lab.
Required materials :
1 piece of 5 g sugar gum / 1 piece of 0 g sugar gum for each student.
Stopwatches (phones can be used)
Optional : Calculators (phones can be used)
This lab took me three days to complete with my general 9th grade students.
Optional : Use graphing software or spreadsheet to have students enter their individual data to share with class. Can automatically populate a graph in real time. Students love this!
Remember to poll students for braces..some won't want to / be able to participate. Just have them partner up and be a timer for someone else.
Make sure to have students work as a class to define "successful" in terms of blowing a bubble. My classes said a bubble that lasted at least 1 second before popping, regardless of size.